S’ Court dismisses Atiku’s appeal against Buhari’s victory


The Supreme Court, yesterday, dismissed the appeal filed by the
Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP)and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar ,
challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The apex court announced the decision yesterday several hours after it
commenced the hearing of the appeal.
The Supreme Court panel, led by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko
Muhammad, said it will give reasons for dismissing the petition at a
later date.
Abubakar and the PDP filed the appeal at the apex court after the
presidential election tribunal last month dismissed their original
The tribunal ruled against the PDP on the core issues the party raised
about the Presidential election held in February.
Abubakar and the PDP had argued that the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) manipulated the results and that the
result on an INEC server showed that their candidate won the election.

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